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Newsletter (27 April 2015)
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■ APTLD’s next Meeting: Jakarta, Indonesia, in conjunction with APNIC. More details are coming soon.

■ APTLD report: Member Statistics and Growth Report (April 2015), is available on the website.Download


Members News


(.sg SGNIC)
SGNIC-Q-15003: Invitation to Quote for Rack Servers
http://www.nic.net.sg/news/sgnic-q-15003-invitation-quote-rack-
servers

 
(.my MYNIC)
Google & Yahoo Malaysia Domain Back to Normal Within 24
Hours
https://www.mynic.my/upload_media/press_release.pdf
 
(.qa ictQatar)
ictQATAR Invites Entries for World Summit Award e-Content 2015
Contest
http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/ictqatar-invites-
entries-world-summit-award-e-content-2015-contest

 
H.E. The Minister Addresses Global Conference on CyberSpace
GCCS 2015 in the Netherlands
http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/he-minister-
addresses-global-conference-cyberspace-gccs-2015-netherlands

 
Emerging ICT Trends in Qatar – the Future is Now
http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/emerging-ict-trends-
qatar-future-now

 
(.cc/.tv Verisign)
Verisign Reports First Quarter 2015 Results
http://www.verisigninc.com/en_US/internet-technology-
news/verisign-press-releases/articles/index.xhtml?
artLink=aHR0cDovL3ZlcmlzaWduLm13bmV3c3Jvb20uY29tL2Fyd
GljbGUvcnNzP2lkPTE5NDE2NTI%3D

 
(Neustar)
Technology Leader, Security Expert Mark Tonnesen Joins Neustar as Chief Information and Security Officer
https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2015/mark-tonnesen-joins-neustar
 
Neustar DDoS Attack Study Quantifies Cost of Attacks

https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2015/ddos-attack-quantifed


Others

RIPE NCC holds successful SEE 4 meeting in Belgrade
https://centr.org/news/internet/04-24-2015/4143/ripe-ncc-holds-
successful-see-4-meeting-belgrade

 
Debate: Net Neutrality, IANA Transition, ICANN Accountability
https://centr.org/news/iana/04-22-2015/4134/debate-net-neutrality-
iana-transition-icann-accountability

 
The People of Nepal Need Our Help
http://www.internetsociety.org/news/people-nepal-need-our-help
 
Final Results of the 2015 ISOC Board of Trustee Elections
http://www.internetsociety.org/news/final-results-2015-isoc-board-
trustee-elections

 
Statement From Members Of The Internet Technical Community
After The Global Conference on CyberSpace 2015 (GCCS2015)
http://www.internetsociety.org/news/statement-members-internet-
technical-community-after-global-conference-cyberspace-2015-
gccs2015

 
THE DESIGN FLAW IN CURRENT INTERNET GOVERNANCE
ARRANGEMENTS
http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/04/18/the-design-flaw-in-
current-internet-governance-arrangements/

 
One Other New gTLD Delegated : .ABB
http://www.domainnews.com/one-other-new-gtld-delegated-
abb.html

 
Big Domain Sales Take a Break In Weekly Chart
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/26/big-domain-sales-take-
a-break-in-weekly-chart/

 
Verisign Financials For Q1 Released With .Com & .NET
Performing Solidly
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/25/verisign-financials-for-
q1-released-with-com-net-performing-solidly/

 
ICANN: Updated Auction Schedule (23/4/15)
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/24/icann-updated-auction-
schedule-23415/

 
Could New gTLDs Be Equivalent of Cable TV: Wolfe
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/23/could-new-gtlds-be-
equivalent-of-cable-tv-wolfe/

 
Minds + Machines Optimistic With Reserves of $48m
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/23/minds-machines-
optimistic-with-reserves-of-48m/

 
GoDaddy Acquires 200,000 Domains For $28m From Marchex
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/23/godaddy-acquires-
200000-domains-for-28m-from-marchex/

 
$59 Million and Counting: ICANN Board Downgrades Community
Say on Use of Last Resort Auction Proceeds by Philip Corwin,
Internet Commerce Association
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/23/59-million-counting-
icann-board-downgrades-community-say/

 
Three-Letter .COM Domains Dominate Weekly Sales Chart
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/21/three-letter-com-
domains-dominate-weekly-sales-chart/

 
CIRA Warns of Phone Call Security Scam Warning for Internet
Users
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/18/cira-warns-of-phone-
call-security-scam-warning-for-internet-users/

 
ICANN: Update to BCG Study – Country Clusters Analysis Now
Available
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/17/icann-update-to-bcg-
study-country-clusters-analysis-now-available/

 
Domain Punch Provides New gTLD Domain Drop Service
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/16/domain-punch-provides-
new-gtld-domain-drop-service/

 
New gTLD Registrations Pass 5 Million Mark With Many
Performing Well
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/14/new-gtld-registrations-
pass-5-million/

 
AU And NZ Combine For Seventh Annual Awards For Those
Making Internet Better
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/16/au-and-nz-combine-for-
seventh-annual-awards-for-those-making-internet-better/

 
Google targets multiple domain names in next search algorithm
update
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/16/google-targets-multiple-
domain-names-in-next-search-algorithm-update/

 
ICANN: ICG Publishes Update to Process Timeline
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/14/icann-icg-publishes-
update-to-process-timeline/

 
Celebrating the ITU’s Anniversary with “Abandonment”
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150424_celebrating_the_itus_an
niversary_with_abandonment/

 
$59M and Counting: ICANN Board Downgrades Community Say
on Use of Last Resort Auction Proceeds
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150422_59_million_and_countin
g_icann_board_downgrades_community_say/

 
Asking a Better Question to Uncloak the Online Copyright Debate
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150421_asking_a_better_questio
n_to_uncloak_the_online_copyright_debate/

 
Metrics for New gTLDs Performance
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150421_metrics_for_new_gtlds_
performance/

 
Will the Fast-Approaching Deadline for .brands Catch Many by
Surprise?
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150421_will_fast_approaching_d
ot_brands_deadline_catch_many_by_surprise/

 
Internet Security Marketing: Buyer Beware
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150420_internet_security_market
ing_buyer_beware/

 
Deadline of April 21 To Make Your Website “Mobile-Friendly” Or
Drop In Google Search Results
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150419_googel_deadline_april_
21_to_make_your_website_mobile_friendly/

 
Is Upping the Minimum Wage Good for the Information Security
Industry?
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150417_is_upping_minimum_w
age_good_for_the_information_security_industry/

 
New “.trademark” gTLD is Here
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150417_new_trademark_gtld_is_
here/

 
Starting a New Conversation on Cybersecurity
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150416_starting_a_new_convers
ation_on_cybersecurity/

 
DNS-Based DDoS: Diverse Options for Attackers
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150415_dns_based_ddos_diver
se_options_for_attackers/

 
Framing New gTLDs’ Marketing Message
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150415_framing_new_gtlds_mar
keting_message/

 
3 Steps for Managing ICANN Registry Compliance
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150414_3_steps_for_managing_

icann_registry_compliance/


ICANN


Update on the IANA Stewardship Transition and ICANN Accountability
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-23-en
 
2nd Draft Proposal of the Cross Community Working Group to Develop an IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal on Naming Related Functions
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-22-en
 
Update to BCG Study – Country Clusters Analysis Now Available
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-04-16-en
 
WEBINAR: Cross Community Working Group (CWG) On IANA Naming Related Functions: Briefing on 2nd Draft Proposal for Public Comment

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-16-en


Current ICANN Public Consultations

Draft Report: Rights Protection Mechanisms Review
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rpm-review-2015-02-02-en
 
ICANN Draft FY16 Operating Plan & Budget
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/op-budget-fy16-2015-03-18-en
 
Proposed Implementation of GNSO PDP Recommendations on Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Part C
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/irtp-c-2015-03-30-en
 
Release of Country and Territory Names within the .HONDA, .AXA, .EPSON, .HSBC, .XYZ and .COLLEGE TLDs
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ctn-release-tlds-2015-03-31-en
 
2nd Draft Proposal of the Cross Community Working Group to Develop an IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal on Naming Related Functions
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/cwg-stewardship-draft-proposal-2015-04-22-en